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Post  martha on 4/25/2011, 6:34 pm

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Cosmos:

* Jung Seed company, For earlier bloom start the seed 5 to 7 weeks prior to planting out...or sow outside as soon as the soil warms up in the spring (no air or soil temperature given)
* Thompson and Morgan, 3 varieties - all say okay to start indoors, plant outside after all risk of frost
* Johnny's - recommends outdoors

Borage:
* John Scheepers - may be started indoors
* Renee's - sow directly as borage has a long tap root that doesn't like to be disturbed.

I have run into several of these contradictions, some more distinct than others. I study and I .

It's not a problem for me, I am starting some now and I'll start some directly outside and see what happens, but
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Post  GreenBlueberry on 4/25/2011, 6:43 pm

I started my borage indoors and transplanted as soon as it was warm enough and it looks fine so far.
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Post  walshevak on 4/25/2011, 6:57 pm

Hmmm, must have missed that warning. I started 2, one is doing great the other died. So I guess both are right. Smile

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Post  camprn on 4/25/2011, 8:47 pm

I've tried both of these; indoor sowed = failure. Direct sow outside = pretty flowers Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  elliephant on 4/25/2011, 9:00 pm

I have borage started indoors (my mystery seedling, lol) that is doing nicely in a pot outside right now.

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Post  martha on 4/25/2011, 10:53 pm

But what do you suppose is up with the different directions? I get that there are different opinions, and I get that some things are borderline.

In the meantime, it's supposed to rain all week so planting things inside gives me something to do!
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Post  quiltbea on 4/26/2011, 12:13 am

I always sowed Cosmos seeds directly outdoors and had no problems here in Maine.
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Post  boog1 on 4/26/2011, 7:52 am

other half had me rototill a spot by the back door in '08', she jus tossed seed around raked it over an its been coming up every summer sence.



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